HSC: Collaborative effort reaps rewards

THE year 12 HSC class of St Clare's High School achieved excellent results in the 2013 Higher School Certificate.

"The depth and breadth of the results are very pleasing, and indicative of the hard work put in by both teachers and students," said principal Tony Kelly.

The highlights of the 2013 HSC for St Clare's are:

o 32 Band 6 results were achieved across 14 subjects

o A large proportion of subjects studied were above the State average. The most outstanding results were in Mathematics Extension 1, Drama, Economics, Standard English, English Extension 2, Society and Culture, Physics, Studies of Religion and Hospitality

o 28 students gained entry into Southern Cross University via the STAR Entry Scheme Program

o 23 students gained a Principal's Recommendation into the University of New England

o 16 students gained early entry into Charles Sturt University

o One student gained early entry into Sydney University

o Two students gained early entry into Australian National University

o One student gained early entry into Australian Catholic University

o One student gained early entry into University of Canberra

o Tanille Gardner received a UNE Scholarship

o Madalyn Busby received a Sydney University Scholarship

o Courtney Abbott received a $5000 Nursing Scholarship

All students who applied for Early Entry Programs received at least one offer, many received multiple offers.

Top ATARs of which the school is aware at the time of going to press were:

o Luke Jirman 97.50 Combined Politics, Philosophy and Economics and Actuarial Studies, Australian National University

o Ben Louie 97.10 Bachelor of Actuarial Studies, Australian National University

o Madalyn Busby 95.00 Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Media Studies, Sydney University

o Lauren Rasche 93.85 Bachelor of Combined Economics, Australian National University

o Holly McEwen 92.35 Advanced Science, University of New South Wales

o Brigette Honeyman 91.90 Bachelor of Communications (Theatre Media), Charles Stuart University

o Samuel Elsing 91.55 Bachelor of Social Science, Arts Business, Australian National University

o Tanille Gardner 91.10 Bachelor of Education, Southern Cross University

Many students have gained apprenticeships and traineeships in the areas of construction, hospitality and child care.

Others have applied to TAFE and private providers for positions in 2014.

"These results are a fitting endorsement of our students' efforts and dedication, and bear testimony to the dedication and commitment of all community members involved in the education process at St Clare's," said Mr Kelly.

"Congratulations are extended to the students, their teachers and parents.

"The collaborative effort has been very pleasing. I am proud of all our students who sat for the 2013 HSC and delighted with their worthy achievements.

"St Clare's continues to value its tradition of achieving such high standards in the HSC."

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